get_comment_date()WP 1.5.0

Retrieve the comment date of the current comment.

Used By: comment_date()
Hooks from the function

Return

String. The comment's date.

Usage

get_comment_date( $format, $comment_id );
$format(string)
PHP date format. option.
Default: 'date_format'
$comment_id(int|WP_Comment)
WP_Comment or ID of the comment for which to get the date.
Default: current comment

Examples

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#1 Get the date of the comment in the format we need:

$format = 'l, F jS, Y';
$comment_ID = 25;
$comment_date = get_comment_date( $format, $comment_ID );

echo $comment_date; // "Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
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#2 Display a beautiful, human-readable, comment time:

function smk_get_comment_time( $comment_id = 0 ){

	return sprintf( 
		_x( '%s ago', 'Human-readable time', 'text-domain' ), 
		human_time_diff( 
			get_comment_date( 'U', $comment_id ), 
			current_time( 'timestamp' ) 
		) 
	);
}

When called it will convert the time and return something like:

"1 min ago", "3 mins ago", "17 hours ago", "7 days ago", "2 weeks ago", etc...

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#3 Examples of Different Date Formats

// Prints something like: Monday 8th of August 2005
echo get_comment_date( 'l jS \of F Y' );

// Prints something like: Mon Mar 8 2012
echo get_comment_date( 'D M j Y' );

// Prints something like 07/08/2017 (dd/mm/yyyy)
echo get_comment_date( 'd\/m\/Y' );

Changelog

Since 1.5.0 Introduced.
Since 4.4.0 Added the ability for $comment_id to also accept a WP_Comment object.

get_comment_date() code WP 6.5.3

function get_comment_date( $format = '', $comment_id = 0 ) {
	$comment = get_comment( $comment_id );

	$_format = ! empty( $format ) ? $format : get_option( 'date_format' );

	$comment_date = mysql2date( $_format, $comment->comment_date );

	/**
	 * Filters the returned comment date.
	 *
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 *
	 * @param string|int $comment_date Formatted date string or Unix timestamp.
	 * @param string     $format       PHP date format.
	 * @param WP_Comment $comment      The comment object.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'get_comment_date', $comment_date, $format, $comment );
}